[audacity4blind] Re: For Leland.

  • From: Leland <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 01:07:53 -0500

I just gave wxCocoa a try and it doesn't provide any better accessibility
and as it doesn't support everything wxMac does, I had to disable a few
things.  Display was fairly horrible as well.  It did play though.  :-)

So, Keith and Nolan, sorry.  :-(


On 6/15/07 4:33 AM, "Nolan Darilek" <nolan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm not Leland, but would also like to see Audacity accessible on the mac as
> it's my primary platform.
> I'm not sure how doable this is, though, and don't think it's under the
> Audacity project's control. They're using WXWidgets which uses Carbon as its
> underlying GUI toolkit. For those not in the know, Carbon apps are typically
> much less accessible than there Cocoa counterparts.
> A while back, a bit of googling revealed that there's a WX Cocoa layer. I
> wasn't able to determine how complete it was, though I gather that it isn't.
> I did a CVS checkout of WX/Audacity and attempted to build WX with Cocoa and
> Audacity with that, and while WX built IIRC, I couldn't run any of its
> examples with Cocoa and Audacity failed to build with it.
> Unless there's something of which I'm not aware, a reasonable next step
> might be to ask the WX folks how far along the Cocoa interface is, whether
> or not it will see continued development and, perhaps, whether the knowledge
> that most of Apple's accessibility work seems to be Cocoa-oriented might
> shift priorities some. Or, perhaps Leopard will improve Carbon
> accessibility.
> I'd love to be able to run it on the mac, though.

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